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Most people want some sort of copyright statement at the bottom of their WordPress site and this usually includes the year. It makes sense to create this dynamically in PHP, rather than have to update it each year – let PHP do the work for you!

This is something I had to do the other day, and I pretty much put it on every WordPress theme I design in footer.php

Simply insert this PHP code where you want the copyright notice to appear – in the example it is simply styled with paragraph CSS tags, but you could use anything you want, for instance a CSS class.

<p>Content is copyright &amp;copy; 2008-<?php echo date('Y'); ?> YOUR NAME HERE</p>

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A new official WordPress theme website has been launched, which is based on the same format as the WordPress plugins repository. This is great news for WordPress theme developers as it provides a proper central resource for hosting downloads and responding to feedback.

Where it differs from the plugin repository is that they have streamlined the upload process for authors – so you don’t have to worry about Subversion (to quote the announcement post ‘our back end magic takes care of all that for you’ – good work guys! Automated checks are carried out when you upload the theme in a zip file, with error reporting – nice!

This also means that users don’t have to worry about nasty adware and links when using these themes – if they stick to the official WordPress theme repository they should avoid these potential problems.

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